Skip to comments.A year of living negatively (Obama's favorite journalist - GOP-e must believe this stuff)
Posted on 06/23/2014 7:56:37 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
"..........The survey also showed that Republican divisions are not the invention of right-wing talk-show hosts or bloggers. Republicans who support the tea party are well to the right of others in their party. As NBCs First Read reported, 68 percent of tea party Republicans said that immigration hurts the United States, compared with only 47 percent of non-tea party Republicans and 42 percent of all Americans. And a PRRI/Brookings survey (with which I was involved) found that while 41 percent of tea party members favored identifying and deporting illegal immigrants, only 26 percent of non-tea party Republicans preferred this option.
By a 74 percent to 23 percent margin in the NBC/Journal poll, tea party Republicans disapproved of requiring companies to reduce greenhouse gases, even if it would mean higher utility bills for consumers. By contrast, 57 percent of Americans and 50 percent of non-tea party Republicans backed the idea.
The Republican congressional leadership thus continues to be caught between an aspiration to appeal to middle-ground voters and a fear, reinforced by Eric Cantors recent loss, that efforts to do so will be punished by the partys right, which plays an outsize role in low-turnout primaries. On policy notably on immigration this often means that the tea partys view takes precedence over majority opinion among Republicans."...........
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“As NBCs First Read reported, 68 percent of tea party Republicans said that immigration hurts the United States, compared with only 47 percent of non-tea party Republicans and 42 percent of all Americans.”
Of course there is only one form of immigration. Offering entrepreneurs and highly skilled workers the opportunity to legally join our society is exactly the same thing as encouraging hundreds of thousands of unskilled disease ridden third-worlders to sneak in and claim government benefits.